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Myxilla (Myxilla) sp. 4 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Globular to elongate; amorphous
Size_thickness: -2- cm
Color: unknown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Unknown -Dried beach specimen
Distribution: Central California:Carmel Bay.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth but may have been hispid.
Ectosome:
Choanosome:
Architecture: Isodictyal reticulation of Acanthostyles with abundant microscleres
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Isodictyal reticulation of Acanthostyles with abundant microscleres
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Acanthostyles
Length: 109 -184- 265 Ám
Width: 7 -10- 12]. Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 142 -158- 176 Ám
Width: 5 -6- 7 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochelae to Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 16 -22- 27 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochelae to Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 31 -37- 42 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 6 -(20|21)- 27 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 25 -(30|43)- 49 Ám